Nvidia expanded the availability of its GeForce Now game streaming service to both the Chrome web browser and Apple’s Mac M1s.
Although support for these devices in Chrome is only available in beta, The edge reports that everything works without problems. Nvidia pointed in his GeForce Now Release 2.0.27 Notes that the Chrome browser is a supported option on both Windows and macOS (GeForce Now is already supported on Chrome OS). Other platforms may work but are not officially supported.
To access the feature, open Chrome and go to ‘play.geforcenow.com‘ to start.
Unfortunately, Chrome support doesn’t seem to translate across all Chromium browsers. In a quick test, when navigating to ‘play.geforcenow.com’ in Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser a warning appeared that the browser is not supported. Interestingly, similar messages did not appear in other Chromium-based browsers, such as Brave or Vivaldi. Ultimately, your mileage may vary.
Regardless of the browser you use, Nvidia recommends installing its GeForce Now application for the best experience. Fortunately for those with Apple’s new Mac M1s, the GeForce Now application now officially supports the new chipset. For a full list of supported devices, check out the GeForce download page here.
If you haven’t heard of Nvidia’s GeForce Now service before, it works similar to Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, and eventually Amazon’s Luna. Cloud-based hardware processes the game and streams the video over the Internet to a player’s device. Interestingly, GeForce Now offers Steam integration, which means that PC gamers can unlock titles they already own and stream them through the Nvidia service. However, not all games are available on GeForce Now – developers must choose to participate. Also, some developers objected to the Nvidia service after the the company allowed gamers to stream games without permission from developers.
You can learn more about GeForce Now here.